I knew immediately that I wanted to turn it into a jewelry holder. First I decided it would hang on a wall in my bedroom, just behind the door.
Ok, usually it will look like this with the closet door open and the room door open.
Why do I need a new jewelry holder?
Because of this....
Yep, my jewelry is really in this much off a mess.
The first picture is off a make shift jewelry holder of necklaces hanging on a craft vacuum just behind the the couch. It started out innocently enough. When I would sit on the couch after work I would take off my necklace and need a place to hang it up. Soon a jumbled mess was born.
The green holder is my my bathroom, it was a bit more organized but still not near enough space for the amount of necklaces I have. There would be multiple necklaces and bracelets on each hanger.
Yesterday I finally stopped at a local hardware store to check out something to hang the jewelry on. I settled on these S hangers. There were a lot of sizes and a couple colors. I decided on these becuase of the size and the fact that the box said $.09 each. The tag in front of the box said $.19 so I wasn't really sure what the cost would be. When I got to the register they asked if I knew the cost and I told them the two prices and luckily for me they
gave sold them to me for $.09 each!
I can't beat that price. Some of the other ones were $.49.
I decided to pick up five to see if they would work as I imagined.
They worked great so back I went today and picked up another 25 of them. Total spent $2.90 with the five of them I bought yesterday.
I started hanging them on the bed spring ends.
On the top I used ten S hooks, one on all but the outside springs. Can you imagine how organized my jewelry will be soon?
I decided to stagger the jewelry a bit so on the second row I only put on five hooks.
Then I took a pliers and closed one end of the hook.
The closed hook.
Start hanging jewelry on the hooks to help determine where to place the other S hooks.
Luckily this was the worst jumbled mess I had to deal with. Two necklaces caught on the clasp of another necklace.
It is starting to look good now.
Bracelets on every other hook on the top of the holder.
This is the first necklace I made, I'm rather proud of. It was a lot of work but it was worth it in the end. I gave my sister a lot of
crap good natured ribbing while she was teaching me how to make this.
The original stone broke so I even had to replace the big stone once.
The finished holder. I have so much jewelry that a few of the hooks have two necklaces on them.
Ok, this is how I will usually see the holder, with the door open and covering a bit of it.
I'm loving the organized jewelry now.
There you have it, my $3 jewelry holder. I love it.
Keep an eye out for a discarded bed spring to make your own.